King's X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups. The band's lyrics are largely based on the members' struggles with religion and self-acceptance. King's X was ranked No. 83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
Since being signed to Megaforce Records in 1987, King's X has released twelve studio albums, one official live album, and several independent releases. The band's most recent release, XV (album), was released on the InsideOut Music label. Early in their major label career saw the band on several opening slots on arena tours, including opening for AC/DC and the Woodstock '94 festival.
Since leaving Atlantic records following the release of Ear Candy King's X have released albums through Metal Blade Records, InsideOut Music and independently, and as of January 2014 continue to tour and perform live. Each member of the group has recorded solo albums and has made numerous guest appearances on other artists' albums and compilation projects. Doug Pinnick and Ty Tabor also have albums released with side bands in which they participate.
The spiritual nature of the band's lyrics, particularly on their first three albums, has often led to them being labeled a Christian rock band, a label the members have rejected.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license